The rules of puppy play – and eliminating puppy nipping

2017-07-27T21:43:04+00:00 By |Categories: Dog Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Puppy nipping and biting is a common problem. The problem often spills over into adolescence and sometimes even adulthood. How do I get my puppy/adolescent/adult dog to stop nipping?! If the nipping is happening during play - or attempts to instigate play - then one of the answers to the problem is to look at [...]

Nipping puppies and mouthy adolescents, part 3

2017-07-27T18:44:24+00:00 By |Categories: Dog Training, Miscellaneous Dog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is part 3 in my series on addressing nippy and mouthy behavior in puppies, adolescent dogs, or even adult dogs who have not yet learned that teeth on human skin (and the clothing that houses human skin) is not acceptable. In the first installment, I discussed the importance of teaching our dogs alternative behaviors in [...]

Teach your dog something new!

2017-10-02T01:52:01+00:00 By |Categories: Dog Training|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The New Year is typically a time for people to make New Year’s Resolutions to improve their lives. These resolutions might be to exercise more, eat a healthier diet, improve their relationships, find a new job or anything else they think will improve their lives or make them better people. One resolution for those with [...]

Do you expect perfection?

2018-02-26T18:17:14+00:00 By |Categories: Continuing Education, Romeo's Adventures|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I have pretty high expectations for my dogs. I have specific goals and expectations for what Romeo will eventually be doing. (Note: I originally wrote this blog post when Romeo was under 2 years old.) I expect him to be extremely well-behaved and reliable wherever we are and whatever I ask of him. I plan [...]

How many cues does your dog know?

2018-03-21T21:36:48+00:00 By |Categories: Dog Case Studies, Romeo's Adventures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How many cues does your dog know? Have you ever counted? I did, and I'll get to that in a minute. But first. . . If you have done any training with me, you've probably heard me say at least once: "Mental stimulation is just as taxing, if not more so, than physical stimulation." OR, [...]

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